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#21 MorganRene

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

Maracas will be on the tables at dinner. Had considered using them at the ceremony but changed my mind :) adds color to the tables.


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I like that idea, I might have to do that!  Love getting new ideas (my bank account, however, does not)



#22 calgarybride2015

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

I like that idea, I might have to do that! Love getting new ideas (my bank account, however, does not)

Trust me! I understand. I changed my mind a lot on some things (started cheap and now spending wildly) so costing me more! Favors were always a Forsure once I bought them. Keep changing my mind on hair pieces, grooms outfits, bridal party gifts (big stress). So I have bought some stuff I may not use and/or have returned stuff.


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I know, chances are if you don't put one for every person everyone wants one haha so you might go on the safe side and get one for each :).

I saw some of the popsicle ones on oriental trading. I don't know what is cheaper, if to do them yourself or buy them from there :S. I guess you can personalize them more easily if you do them yourself and in that case they're probably cheaper that way. Our resort gives us fans for the ceremony but apparently they're not great so I don't know what to do.


Don't quote me but I think I've seen the handles at dollarama but I could be wrong. Would be easier to personalize forsure. If we do fans they will be the paper ones but after I just blew my budget hardcore on bridal party gifts I'm sure fans are out lol


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 10 September 2014 - 10:27 AM.

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#23 TinkerSofi

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:35 AM

Trust me! I understand. I changed my mind a lot on some things (started cheap and now spending wildly) so costing me more! Favors were always a Forsure once I bought them. Keep changing my mind on hair pieces, grooms outfits, bridal party gifts (big stress). So I have bought some stuff I may not use and/or have returned stuff.


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Don't quote me but I think I've seen the handles at dollarama but I could be wrong. Would be easier to personalize forsure. If we do fans they will be the paper ones but after I just blew my budget hardcore on bridal party gifts I'm sure fans are out lol


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haha yeah I think they are last priority for us, after all if the resort does provide them, crappy or not they are fans and they will get the job done. I also keep dreaming of all these things for my fiance to come and slash half saying that we really don't need it and it's too expensive for what it is haha (he's usually right).  What did you end up getting them? 



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#24 MorganRene

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

@calgarybride2015 I was thinking of doing fans on my own, printing a thank you and then a short program on one side.  To really keep costs down, I thought about going to Lowes or Home Depot and picking up some free paint stirrer sticks, and just spray painting them, then gluing the heavy cardstock I print on to both sides.



#25 WinnipegBride

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

We ordered paper fans from Oriental Trading (48 fans) and they came in 2 small plastic bags, very reasonable for travelling with.  I have bought gift tags from Party Stuff ($4 for 80 tags) that we will be printing our names/wedding date on and will attach them to the base of the fan.  I think people will be okay with the paper fans and will be understanding that it is difficult to bring such a mass quantity of extra stuff with you.  We are doing a full beach bag with goodies for each guest, so I did not want to spend a TON of money on the fans.



#26 MorganRene

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

@WinnipegBride how much were the 48 fans, and were they offered in various colors?



#27 zeman321

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:31 PM

    We ordered paper fans from Oriental Trading (48 fans) and they came in 2 small plastic bags, very reasonable for travelling with.  I have bought gift tags from Party Stuff ($4 for 80 tags) that we will be printing our names/wedding date on and will attach them to the base of the fan.  I think people will be okay with the paper fans and will be understanding that it is difficult to bring such a mass quantity of extra stuff with you.  We are doing a full beach bag with goodies for each guest, so I did not want to spend a TON of money on the fans.

    I ordered wooden fans and tied a ribbon in our colors around them . We're going to put them on the chairs for the ceremony to add a little more color. (and to keep guests cool on the beach through the ceremony!)



    #28 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 03:04 PM

    @calgarybride2015 I was thinking of doing fans on my own, printing a thank you and then a short program on one side.  To really keep costs down, I thought about going to Lowes or Home Depot and picking up some free paint stirrer sticks, and just spray painting them, then gluing the heavy cardstock I print on to both sides.

     

    That's a great idea!


    I ordered wooden fans and tied a ribbon in our colors around them . We're going to put them on the chairs for the ceremony to add a little more color. (and to keep guests cool on the beach through the ceremony!)

     

    The large rafia fans or the ones that fold up small?


    haha yeah I think they are last priority for us, after all if the resort does provide them, crappy or not they are fans and they will get the job done. I also keep dreaming of all these things for my fiance to come and slash half saying that we really don't need it and it's too expensive for what it is haha (he's usually right).  What did you end up getting them? 

     

    Honestly, given the price of Oriental Trading's product, your resorts are probably the same if not better quality!  I would use theirs, they are included!


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    #29 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:11 PM

    I had the same thought with the "everyone will know each other" so I decided to do something simple on one side like: Music starts
    We get married
    Everyone parties

    and then on the other side we are going to do a little thank you note to everyone for coming. I have seen on pinterest some really cute ones with different fonts. Just an idea to save on cost and space

    http://www.pinterest...61042090254794/

    What are you ladies using the maracas for? During the ceremony, or just including in the OOT bag?


    On my maracas will have a tag that says:

    'Instead of tapping on your glass, here's a system with Mexican class. Stand and shake with all your might, to see the groom kiss his bride tonight'

    Other side is a thank you note.


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    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #30 MJTK

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:36 PM

    I think fans are a must for comfort of the guests...its going to be hot and the fans will help alleviate some of the heat..at least that's my opinion.. and I'm pretty sure the men will use them..I'm picking colored ones so it will add slash of color. I also wanted to do the maracas at the dinner table for splash of color but finance nixed that idea :(




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